Sunday, July 30, 2006

The Jews Were The Original Inhabitants Of Palestine? - That's A Myth

Quite often we come across articles in the media or the net which seem to take it for granted that the Jews were the original inhabitants of the area that we now know as Palestine and Israel. This bit of misinformation seems to have been widely accepted without much questioning by the general public. Hopefully the following article will put everyone back on the right track.

Those interested in Palestine should study Canaanite history, not Jewish mythology

Canadian Arab News,

May 4, 2006

Our story begins about 5,000 years ago on a hill 55 miles inland from the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. The Jebusites, a tribe of the Canaanites, have chosen it to be the site of new place of worship in honour of Shalem, the Canaanite God of Dusk.

The original name of this place of worship survives because it was inscribed on stone tablets found in Elba, Syria, c. 3000 BCE; on Egyptian statues, c. 2,500 BCE; and on shards of ceramic Egyptian Execration Texts dating to the XII Dynasty, c. 1900 BCE.

It reads: “Urushalem,” a Canaanite word comprising the prefix “Uru” (“founded by”) and “Shalem.”* We know this place today as Jerusalem—“Founded by Shalem,” a Canaanite God.

About 1,200 years later, according to legend, a man named Abraham left the Sumerian city of Ur, in what is now Occupied Iraq, and immigrated to Canaan.

A further 600-odd years later c.1184 BCE, a people called the Hebrews invaded Canaan, which the Greeks called Phoenicia. Even by Biblical accounts, which must be taken with several grains of salt, these Hebrews acted like marauding savages, as in this account of the sack of Jericho:

“They utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.… And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.”†

Hebrew domination of Canaan began with the reign of three kings: Saul, r. 1112–1072 BCE; David, r. 1072–1032 BCE; and Solomon, r. 1032–992 BCE. This account is almost certainly folkloric, since the odds of three kings each ruling for exactly 40 years is statistically implausible, and 40 is a recurring apocryphal number.

David is credited with uniting the 12 tribes of Israel and establishing Urushalem as the political and religious capital of a United Israel after he brought the Ark of the Covenant with him from Hebron, David’s capital for seven years.

United Israel deteriorated toward the end of Solomon’s reign, and under his son Rehoboam it split into the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judea. The Assyrians conquered Israel in 722 BCE, and the Babylonians conquered Judea in 597 BCE. Thus endeth the reign of the Hebrews.

This thumbnail sojourn into ancient history is meant to show three simple truths:

Jerusalem was founded by Canaanites.

Jerusalem as the “City of David” lasted all of 73 years, or 1.46 percent of the city’s entire history. If the 5,000 years of Jerusalem’s history were defined as one 24-hour day, the Hebrews would have had it for 21 minutes and 1.44 seconds.

• Even if we include the divided kingdom period, continuous proto-Jewish control over Jerusalem lasted only 516 years, a far cry from the 1,277 years it was under Muslim rule (637–1914 CE).


* See, for example, Karen Armstrong, Jerusalem, One City, Three Faiths (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996) pp. 6-7.

† Joshua 6:21, 24. KJV.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The People Protest

But The Leaders Are Silent

Saturday, July 22, 2006

A Prayer For The Defenders

By Kilamxx

The terrorist regime of Tel Aviv continues on its mindless destruction of human lives and infrastructure in Gaza and Lebanon.

The three-week old carnage in Gaza by the Israelis has already resulted in the death of dozens of Palestinians and the incineration of hospitals, homes and other essential buildings.

The blatant invasion of the sovereign state of Lebanon enters its tenth day with the world watching impotently as Zionist warplanes, tanks and missiles smash Beirut and southern Lebanon into dusty ruins with the death of hundreds of Lebanese civilians seemingly just a distracting sideshow to a slick Hollywood action movie.

The drowned out protests voiced out by a few leaders against the Zionist aggression has only highlighted the overall apathy and cowardice of the leaders of Muslim countries in the face of the Israeli state terrorism and the Bush-headed bully boy posturing of the US.

The deafening silence of the neighboring Arab nations and the utter helplessness of the OIC leave a feeling of both shame and anger in the hearts of individual Muslims the world over.

Yet above the drone of forlorn despair can be heard the occasional scream of Katyusha rockets crashing down on Israeli soil.

Alhamdulillah for these rockets fired untargeted from mobile launchers by Hizbullah fighters located miles away behind the borders.

Causing some casualties and the occasional death among the Zionist occupiers, these rockets are no match for the up to date missiles and bombs deployed by the invading Zionist army in terms of degree of destruction, but they are the sparks of defiance representing the fighting spirit of the Muslim defenders. The psychological effects of the rockets far exceed their destructive capabilities.

We pray to Allah for the steadfastness of the Muslim fighters defending Lebanon.

We pray to Allah for the unwavering bravery of the Palestinian fighters defending Gaza and the West Bank.

The enemy bullets and shells might shatter your bodies but they will never shatter your will to defend your religion and your land.

You will never lose because for you the result will only be victory or shahid.


Never think of those who are slain in the cause of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive, and well provided for by their Lord.

They are pleased with what Allah has given them with His grace, and they are also happy to think that there is nothing to fear or to grieve for those believers whom they have left behind and who have not yet joined them in their bliss.

They feel happy to have received Allah’s grace and bounty and have come to know that most surely, Allah does not waste the reward of the believers.

[ Quran 3 : 169 – 171]

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Minister Wants More Nightlife

By Kilamxx

It was reported in the media last week that the Malaysian Tourism Ministry wants longer opening hours for shopping complexes, entertainment outlets and restaurants, believing that this will bring in more tourists.
Its minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the ministry had proposed that the operating hours for entertainment outlets in the country be extended from 2 am until 5 am to attract more foreigners.
The minister also proposed that the taxes on wine and beer be reduced as the price of liquor in the country is too high compared with that of neighbouring countries.
This news was welcomed by a number of people that our correspondent met on the streets. The following are some of their comments:-

Mat Aris, Unemployed : It's great, brader. More places open, easier to get barang.

Dillip 'Der Man' Kumar, Deliveryman : Oh man, I can quit my day job and do this full time now. Pst, wanna buy some Adams(Ecstacy) ?

Jack 'Gulper' Stanley, Plumber :That's what I like about his great country of yours - cheap booze.

Peter S. Jones, CEO Karl's Bug Breweries: Bringing down the tax on liquor is a healthy sign for this country's economy. We hope to place our products on every table in every home. Cheers.

Richard Ho, Co-proprietor 'Dead Beat' Nightclub: Wonderful, wonderful news. Great for employment. We'll be recruiting more bouncers tomorrow from the backstreets.

The crowd at 'The Sook' Disco: Three cheers for Tengku Adnan! We're gonna party till dawn!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Woe To Every Slanderer And Backbiter

By kilamxx

Woe to every slanderer and backbiter,
Who amasses wealth and keeps on counting it,
He thinks that his wealth will insure his status forever.
By no means! He shall be thrown into the Consuming One.

Quran 104 : 1 - 4

It appears that the Jasin Member of Parliament Datuk Mohd Said Yusof is being given a real hard time not only in trying to make money but also in spending his fortune on the things he wants.

Last month he complained in Parliament that the Customs department wouldn’t “close one eye” on a consignment of sawn timber that was over the legal specification that he, as the agent, was bringing into the country. Imagine how much money he lost on that.

Last week he again made a complaint in Parliament. Still against the Customs department, but this time about the choice of seized cars that were offered to him to buy at a special price.

As reported in the New Straits Times last week, Mohd Said alleged that senior Customs officers were involved in questionable practices involving the sale of seized luxury cars.

He was offered a Mercedes Benz Masterpiece but apparently he had his eyes on another model.

“I went to see the latest Mercedes model, the CLK, and not the Masterpiece. He wanted to give me the Masterpiece but my wife already drives one so why should I get another?” Mohd Said lamented.

The poor Datuk. The guy just wanted to shop for the car of his choice. Now he’s being given such a lousy deal. Probably a worse deal than the one dealt out to the electors in Jasin.

The who? You know, the pakciks and makciks who voted for the Datuk in the last election to represent them in Parliament, remember? To speak up on issues affecting their livelihood, their employment problems, their social problems?

Yes, yes, the Datuk will get onto them just as soon as he has finished with his own problems. That he can guarantee.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Israel Is A Terrorist State – Say Israelis

by kilamxx

The Israeli invasion of Gaza has nothing to do with the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier or even with Hamas’ rise to power. It is a continuation of the unalterable policy of annexation through terror and brutality and the subjugation of the Palestinian people that had been the backbone of the illegal regime’s territorial expansion plans. This policy is easily understood from the statements that have been made by every Israeli prime minister since the founding of the state in 1948. Read some of the statements in my 5th March 2006 blog Never Forget The Victims - The Palestinians.

Terrorism is most often defined as the practice of the deliberate inflicting (either directly or indirectly) of harm, injury, death and/or destruction upon a civilian target sufficient to cause horror, revulsion or despair among civilian populations and/or their political leaders, with the goal of causing those populations or political leaders to act in a way desired by the terrorists.

A terrorist state is a state which practices terrorism, even if it pretends (or rather, lies) to the world that it does not. By this definition Israel is a terrorist state.

The nations of the world know this even if most of their leaders are too scared to express it officially. The few who have, like Chavez, Ahmadinejad and Castro, are immediately subjected to ridicule and condemnation by the Zionist controlled media and the ‘big brother’ of the Israeli regime, the United States of America.

This, however, has not stopped Israelis themselves from stating the obvious that the world leaders are too timid to say. The following are a few examples:-

The late professor Israel Shahak, a Holocaust survivor, and then chairman of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights, wrote: "There is nothing new in the fact that Israel is a terrorist state, which, almost from its inception, has used its intelligence service (the Mossad) to assassinate people on foreign soil with any violence or terror it considers necessary for its ends."

Referring to the current action in Gaza, Haaretz, the Israeli newspaper, wrote in its editorial (30th June 2006), “The tactic of pressuring civilians has been tried before, and more than once. The Lebanese, for example, are very familiar with the Israeli tactic of destroying power stations and infrastructure. Entire villages in south Lebanon have been terrorized, with the inhabitants fleeing in their thousands for Beirut.”

The paper, referring to the arrest of elected Hamas officials also said, “…arresting people to use as bargaining chips is the act of a gang, not of a state.”

Haim Bresheeth is an activist and film-maker of Israeli origin, living in Britain, where he is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of East London. He had the following things to say about Israeli governments:- "I don't think there is the slightest difference between the different Israeli governments in one important respect - the Zionist project was, is, and will be about the dispossession and expulsion of the Palestinian population of Palestine. It was this, it is this, and it will be this - every Israeli government has done this - it doesn't matter if it was Barak and now Sharon or Netayahu before him - it was no different..."

Raya Fidel, a professor at the University of Washington, was born and raised in Israel. She criticized the brutality of Zionism in the Freedom Socialist (July-Sept. 2002)

“Internationally,” she wrote, “Jewish opposition to the Israeli government is growing very rapidly, challenging the impression fostered by the mainstream media that Jews are united in their unconditional support of Tel Aviv. Far from it. From the "refuseniks" in the Israeli armed forces who recoil from serving in the occupied territories, to U.S. Jews who protest Israeli state terrorism with signs saying "Not in my name," Jews are increasingly demanding that Israel end its war against the Palestinians.”

She noted, “….since the systematic increase in the brutality of the occupation following the beginning of the new Palestinian Intifadah in October 2000, growing numbers of Jews, even Zionist Jews, realize that the war against the Palestinians makes Israel a racist and immoral state.”